This spring I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to 4 different countries for a little over a month. I purchased a few rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 Professional exclusively to use while I was abroad. I used the film with my Canon AE-1 Program. I mainly took photos in bright outside settings as it was late summer and just extremely hot in most of the places that I visited. I only used one lens which was 75-150mm.
I don’t spend as much time as I should in actual San Francisco as I should. I feel like just driving across the Bay Bridge from Oakland to SF is just too much for me and just thinking about the toll and traffic makes me angry. This is why I have been making a little more of an effort to try to spend more time stepping out of my little area and exploring the greater places around me.
Earlier in the year I went out with a ton of cameras and took some great pics along the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding area. I took the Yashica-A and managed to take both color and black and white photos. I have yet to develop the color, but here are the black and white ones that I think came out best. It was a somewhat clear day on the San Francisco side of the bay so I think the pictures came out pretty sharp.
A few weeks ago I was able to try out some Cinestill’s 50Daylight film in a very cute small town in Northern California called Winters. I also am excited to work in a collaboration with TOBI. They sent me some pieces from their latest collections that my cousin and I wore while testing out this lovely film.
For the most part I test out cameras, clean them and then list them on Etsy so they can find new homes. Sometimes I love my tested cameras so much that I add an extra roll inside of them and see if I can take more amazing shots. Then I wind up selling the camera and I have half a roll still inside that I need to shoot. That’s what happened with this particular roll. I had a customer that really needed the camera ASAP, so I shot the rest of the roll inside my apartment.
Since I am an Impossible Member, I sometimes get emails to try out some of their experimental film or film that is still in the early stages before it goes into mass production. I have reviewed some of their other film in the past and you can check two of them out below:
I think both of those films were pretty great and they were a lot of fun to work with. The Impossible Project has made some other experimental films in between which I have regrettably missed out on, so I jumped at the chance to try this new film they are calling Duochrome Black & Red Film. They claim it is a similar formula as their regular black and white film, which is my favorite. I like it because it develops much more quickly than their color film and is much less sensitive to the elements, such as temperature and light.
This is not really a review of the Canon AF35M Camera as it is more of a quick look over since I have already reviewed this camera. This is bascially the same exact camera as the Canon Sure Shot which you can read about in more detail at the below link:
The Canon AF35M is the European version of the this camera and works the same way and shares the same manual. It was also nicknamed the Autoboy in Japan and was Canon Inc.’c first autofocus 35mm compact camera. This post is mainly to show the body of the camera and the photographs that I was able to take with it.
I know I’ve been recommending Lomography’s LomoChrome films on some of my reviews, but had yet to post mush proof that I was using it. Yay so finally here are a few snaps that I took with the film. I have reviewed the LomoChrome Purple by Lomography here, and it produced some great interesting results. This is the LomoChrome Turquoise version of the film that was produced about a year later.
A few years ago I attended a wedding in Meath County, Ireland. I had never really visited the area before, and while we were there we explored other places in the area such as Slane Castle and Newgrange. I never got to see the inside of Newgrange, because there was such a long list and I wasn’t there early enough 🙁 Obviously the sites were gorgeous and green so I tried to capture it with my little trusty Holga.
If you have been following my blog pretty regularly you probably have seen that when I review roll film based cameras I recommend getting cool new film such as stuff being currently made by CineStill. I have purchased a few rolls of their 50 Daylight film, but have yet to have it developed. So stay tuned for that review later in the month. More to the point, I saw that at the beginning of this month CineStill put up a campaign through Indiegogo so that they can start to manufacture their film in 120 medium format film.